Layoffs at Google, Microsoft, Salesforce Teaching Tech Employees a Harsh Lesson

Dehumanizing. Gut-wrenching. Slap in the face. Betrayed. Tech workers are using all sorts of emotional phrases to describe the layoff wave that has gripped the industry and become the talk of the business world. “I’m shocked and hurt and still processing,” Katie Olaskiewicz, a former human-truths strategist at Google, wrote on LinkedIn last week shortly … Read more

Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon Awarded $9 Bln Worth Pentagon Cloud Deal

The Pentagon announced that up to $9 billion worth of cloud-computing contracts were awarded to Google, Oracle, Amazon, and Microsoft. In a statement, the U.S. Department of Defense said, “The purpose of this contract is to provide the Department of Defense with enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels, from … Read more

Microsoft to empower Indian startups from idea to unicorn with new platform

Tech giant Microsoft has launched its ‘Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub’ in India. The aim is to empower startups’ vision and fuel innovation to drive economic and societal progress for India and beyond. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a new digital inclusive platform for startup founders in India. The platform offers over $300,000 worth … Read more

Microsoft is buying ‘Call of Duty’ publisher Activision for nearly $70 billion

Activision owns Blizzard and King, and Microsoft will acquire those companies as well in the deal. Microsoft is buying Activision, the major video game publisher behind the “Call of Duty” franchise, in a deal valued at nearly $70 billion. It’s the largest video game acquisition in history, and Microsoft’s largest acquisition as a company. Developing … Read more

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joins Groww as investor, advisor

Tiger Global-backed Groww on Saturday said Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella has joined the company as an investor and advisor. “Groww gets one of the world’s best CEOs as an investor and advisor. Thrilled to have @satyanadella join us in our mission to make financial services accessible in India,” Groww’s co-founder and CEO Lalit … Read more

Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

LinkedIn is the only major U.S.-owned social network operating in China. Microsoft is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch and will replace it with a stripped-down version of the platform that would focus only on jobs. LinkedIn is the only major U.S.-owned social network operating in the country, … Read more

Windows 11 To Slow Down Performance Of AMD

Chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) said that the latest Windows 11 operating system may reduce the gaming performance of its Ryzen motherboard by 10 to 15% as the OS does not utilize AMD’s preferred core. AMD posted a support note on its website stating that the new Windows OS will triple the L3 cache … Read more

‘Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft.’ Amazon is said to be worried about rival’s lead in productivity, business apps.

Amazon Web Services’ business-apps team talks a lot about how to catch Microsoft, a person told Insider.  AWS leads in cloud infrastructure but Microsoft dominates the market for business productivity apps. It has discussed forming a “Rebel Alliance” with other software makers to compete with Microsoft. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Amazon is … Read more

Frequent run-ins with India govt cloud U.S. tech expansion plans

Another spat between India’s government and U.S. big tech has exacerbated disillusion among firms which have spent billions to build hubs in their largest growth market, to the extent some are rethinking expansion plans, people close to the matter said. The government on Saturday said Twitter Inc had not indicated compliance with new rules aimed … Read more